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Mining Recovery Signaled by Surge in Permanent Roles

Most regions across Australia have experienced an increase in permanent mining roles, suggesting renewed confidence in the sector following a five-year mining downturn. This suggests a turnaround...

DMIRS New hazard register available

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has developed a new hazard register, which presents the findings from 53 serious injury or serious incident investigations undertaken...

Serious Injury – Drill Steel Crushed Operators Foot

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/00815 Summary: An operator suffered a fractured toe and lacerations requiring stitches when a drill steel crushed his foot. The operator was installing a cable bolt. The...

Dangerous Incident – Coal Burst During Longwall Mining

Summary: A coal burst occurred during longwall mining.  Ejected coal was found in the walkway of the longwall.  Face pressure was lost. Recommendations to industry: The Work Health and Safety (Mines...

Dangerous incident – Operator Arm Trapped

Summary: An operator on a continuous miner had his arm trapped between the rib protection and a rib bolter. A piece of rib 0.5 metre wide by 2.8 metre high slumped down under the bolting platform...

Dangerous Incident – Articulated Dump Truck Rolled

Summary: An articulated dump truck has rolled. The truck was tipping its load when the incident occurred. Recommendations to industry: Areas where vehicles are raising a load should be monitored for...

Dangerous incident – Articulated Water Cart Hit Tree

Summary: An articulated water cart hit a tree. The operator exited the machine, it then rolled forward 10 metres into the tree. Recommendations to industry: The principal hazard management plan for...

Dangerous Incident – Vehicle Collision

Summary: A service truck and front-end loader collided.  The truck entered the loader’s work area and incorrectly anticipated the loader movements.  No positive communication was conducted...

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